Many of you will recognise Wyke Regis, Weymouth, from years gone by in this evocative old photo.

These pictures give us a fascinating insight to the village as it was and at the bottom of this article there is a chance to add your own memories and photos of growing up in Wyke Regis.

It shows Wyke Square - a view from the post office looking up towards Chamberlaine Road.

Here's how the same view looks today.

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Look into the corner and you’ll see the horse trough, which remains today. It has long been the tradition for every ‘Wkyeite’ to be dunked in there!

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There’s a pub on the left, where you can see a sign for ‘Ales and Stouts’ - this was the Swan pub.

Here's a close-up picture of the Swan.

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In the 1950s Wyke Regis had four pubs - The Mermaid, Masons Arms, The Albert, The Swan and a social club. There was also a butchers, post office, sweet shop, Baggs the bakery, doctors surgery and several small grocery stores, plus an off licence.

Thanks to Stuart Morris, here's a lovely old image of the Mermaid Inn. This pub was further down Wyke high street.

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On the far corner of the road on the left is the Memorial Hall, which was built after the First World War as a memorial to the men of Wyke lost in ‘the war to end all wars.'

Thanks to Ian Wright of our Facebook nostalgia group We Grew Up in Weymouth and Portland, we also have an image of Wyke in 1958 to share. 

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This was taken looking in the opposite direction from Chamberlaine Road around 1958.

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Another interesting old image is this colourised postcard of the old village of Wyke, courtesy of Zenia Shackleton.

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